Outreach

Eco Woodworks has been working with our partners in the community from the beginning. We are proud of our efforts to help establish FSC certification standards over 15 years ago as well as our current activities with local entities such as the Northwest Eco Building Guild and the Olympia Heritage Commission.
Eco Woodworks is partnering with the Northwest Eco Building Guild to give members of the community a chance to interact with us and allow us to share our commitment towards green building and sustainability.

Recently, Dave has become involved with helping create the curriculum at the new Arbutus Folk School in Olympia, WA. The Arbutus Folk School is bringing together highly skilled teachers and artisans of Northwest crafts to offer rich, positive experiences that inspire lifelong learning. Students will be able to explore the richness of our unique cultural heritage through activities which have served our community for from one generation to the next. Classes and subject matter include woodworking, blacksmithing, fiber arts and ceramics, hand-made tools, toys, and musical instruments.
http://www.arbutusfolkschool.org/

 

Camp Quixote:

We’ve also been working with folks from New Market Skills center and Studio 124 to design modular housing for Olympia’s Camp Quixote Project.

 

South Sound GREEN and the Student GREEN Congress

South Sound GREEN provides opportunities for students to explore, investigate and take action to improve their local stream, river, lake or wetland and the shorelines of South Puget Sound. Eco Woodworks has partnered with the Thurston Conservation District to provide educational opportunities in sustainability.

We have appreciated Eco Woodworks’ hands-on classes for students dealing with sustainability, both at our 19th Annual Student GREEN Congress (a watershed summit)  and through events for Water Watcher volunteer families.  We are impressed with the energy and motivation Eco Woodworks has to help students learn about reuse and sustainability.

– Anne Mills, Program Coordinator of South Sound Green

 

The Value of Wood Windows

The City of Olympia recently released an article  highlighting  the benefits of wood windows and historic preservation. This article answers many common questions surrounding wood windows.

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If you are interested in partnering with us for a seminar, lecture series or educational series, please call (360) 943-3808 or email us here.